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  1. OMGmahface

    Day 2

    Day 2 -It's only day 2, can't say I see much improvement I tried to resist the urge... but I picked at one spot. thankfully, I didn't do any damage! it was only for 5 sec... Big improvement I did eat very unhealthy today.. 3 chili dogs from weinershnitzle and ramen and pepsi..... I'm not too sure if diet is a contributing factor to my acne. I've never had consistent outcomes. Usually, I get a pimple right away if I wasn't able to get a good night's rest.... but with food, iono. Hopefull
  2. OMGmahface

    Day 19

    Day 19 - sucks I have to put on duac with my fingers.. cuz I feel bumps anyways, I picked at one spot but it wouldn't come out, so I stopped before I did any more damage. I'll try again tomorrow. And the cyst hasn't grown or gotten smaller today either - but it doesn't hurt anymore! and I think i'm getting a pimple on my right cheek. I THINK. lol. Probably cuz im nearing my period. AH I hate periods!
  3. OMGmahface

    Day 4

    UGH! my whole entry was deleted. Fuckin gateway sucks as balls. Day 4- I don't wanna rewrite this whole thing again -_-;; So i'll just brief it I picked at one spot in between my brow; I don't know what the damage is yet. I'll have to see tomorrow. Either i'm crazy or the redness on the right side of my face got darker.... or the left side got lighter? I also came across this thread Bible verses to help stop picking! It's so awesome! It really inspired me while I was reading it, so
  4. OMGmahface

    Day 7

    Day 7- I didn't pick at all today! and I feel so good! Also, all the scabs on my face have fallen off man.. I wish I had a time machine The thing I picked at yesterday has become a new addition to my red marks tho
  5. Hi, So yesterday I got a big spot on my cheekbone and in attempt to get rid of it, I spent the entire day attacking it with several products. It was going fine and it seemed to have shrunk from morning till evening. But then, i got impatient and I picked on it, even tho It looked like a blind spot (one that has no head and sits deeper under skin). Of course, it became all red and inflamed. So, i decided to put some asprin paste with few drops of tea tree oil on it. What happened next was very W
  6. Hi guys, I used to comment here a lot 7 years ago. I always had good skin until after high school when I became reclusive (depression). My skin still remained good for several years after. Eventually though, after becoming more neurotic (and developing OCD), I began to pick my skin. I'd think that a tiny spot was a big deal. I thought if I could just scratch it off, it would heal over brand new. So stupid, but I was in an irrational state of mind. I eventually went back to sch
  7. Robert Cohn

    First Post

    I have been struggling and suffering with acne for probably around 5 years -- although it feels like far more than that. I recall it starting out on my forehead and it wasn't all that bad at first. I didn't do anything about if for the first year or two until it started popping up on other parts of my face, at that point I tried a few products but nothing worked. As of the past 2, maybe 3 years, it has been so bad that I can hardly leave the house because I am so self-concious. I will admit
  8. MonroeQT

    The damage

    I need to stop picking, I just don't know how. I came this close to cancelling my therapist appointment today because I don't know how the hell to cover this up. My anxiety is through the roof today. But I think of all days, I need to go today more than ever. Im tired of letting the depression consume me. I'm going to try to face my fears one baby step at a time...
  9. sh1234

    Stepping up my game

    Ok so...just rewinding a lil bit for my own memory... Back in October i went home for a visit and my skin magically got really good while i was home. Came back and had a picking spree riht off the bat (probably was a treat to myself after not picking the whole week i was at home - hence why my skin was so good). After that picking spree i got an IPL facial and my skin was great after that. Then started picking again, and just now (like a month later) my skin is finally getting "good" again. Anyw
  10. roadtohappiness

    Day 3

    So, officially day 3 of my 30 day no pick challenge. didn't make it around to post, so I'll catch you all up. Day 1&2 were pretty rough emotionally. The wounds were so deep, looked like I got attacked. Couldn't bare going outside or seeing anyone. I eventually had to get out though, and makeup took about an hour. still pretty gross though. I did not pick, luckily, mostly because it made me too sick to look at myself. I began drinking a lot of water, and taking multivitamins as well as using
  11. Picky Nicki

    Once You Have Cried A River.....

    Everything is in point form; I'm not done loathing myself. - got home looked into the mirror and LOST IT Can't explain it, just got into a head space and nothing I did could wrench me out of it FUCKED up my face. And cried, and cried, and cried, and cried, and cried. I disappointed everyone, including myself. I OBLITERATED any progress I made as well as my self-esteem toward body image I feel ugly, and so ashamed of myself. the elastic snapping no longer works and I have no idea how to make
  12. Picky Nicki

    Day 2 - Easter

    Things always seem to look up when you have chocolate in your lap. SO! I did a shit ton of damage to my face last night, and I got yelled at by my parents today when I went to visit for easter. I knew that that was coming. I am trying new things to help reduce the redness and speed up healing: Calomine lotion Vaseline Intensive skin repair We'll see how those work, and I'll let you know if anything is magical and fast acting. There isn't anything terribly interesting to put today, my face
  13. Hi everyone I have mild to moderate acne and recently I got a raised bump. I tried picking at it thinking it was acne but there was no puss and it just formed a dark skin after being inflamed. It was a bit raised and just like skin not hard scab so i peeled it off thinking it would be normal but I peeled the skin off there are no signs of healing so far. It didnt bleed or anythn as such like usually acne does n Its been 2 days now.. The dark skin around is what was peeled and theres no new s
  14. OMGmahface

    Day 21

    Day 21 - Picked at a spot. Got the gunk out and did some damage to the surrounding skin, but not to the point till it was bleeding :/ oppies.... I got my dermaroller today! w00t! 1.0 mm. I rolled my chin and got some light spotted bleeding. I was surprised cuz that didn't happen when I rolled last year. It was pretty cool, not gonna lie. You can hear the needles piercing ur skin - sounded like mini bubble wrap being popped at once hahahaha didn't hurt! but definitely felt some sort of sensa
  15. I am 17 years old and live in Ohio. I have what seems to be fine lines and pitted scars inside my laugh lines. At 14 I started breaking out and I did not have the knowledge I do now to know not to squeeze at a red mark on my face. What treatments will work for this type of problem? Can i ever look like a normal person again?
  16. A damsel in Distress

    Long Time No Write

    Its been a while since I'v written, Life is so busy. Vacation was ok. I spent it wearing make up every single day before anyone saw me tho. My face was HORRIBLE. But anyways..I'm trying not to pick at my skin in hopes of it getting better (I feel like I'v said this before).Its really hard when you have blackheads tho..ugh I hate them!!!!!! But I'v got those blackhead removing strips I'm going to use..I'm also going to try to up my water intake. I know one of the reasons My skin is so bad is
  17. xelz hah

    Accutane Day 32

    Seem to be getting more and more of tiny skin coloured bumps, many of them have stuff inside when squeezed. I'm wondering if this could be a reaction to something seeing as they come and go? I have a very big problem with picking. Always seems like things heal faster that way but my face is a red mess and I'm really worried about scarring. My forehead seems to be clearing up, the bumps are all over and the right side of my face is a total mess. Occasional itchiness. I don't know what to do!!
  18. Hey all I'm a 22 year old female who has acne for about 8 years now. I have always had a problem with picking at my skin. If I get a new spot, I pretty much have to pop it or peel off any flaking skin. I know for a fact that picking really and truly exacerbates my acne. In fact, I may even go so far as to say that it causes most of it nowadays. My skin is usually A LOT better when I decide not to pick at it very much. I really need a teammate (or teammates!) who will join me in a "No Pi
  19. So I've had this huge cyst since monday, and the spot is still raised and dry and bumpy It had scabbed a little, and i STUPIDLY thought gently exfoliating my face would make it better, but i knocked the scab off. The spot itself is red and raw, and the skin surrounding it is red and brown, and I'm worried it looks like post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation Will it terribly scar? Will the dark mark go away? I have put some palmers cocoa butter with vitamin E on it, and a little bit
  20. kristin3323

    Forgot To Add

    I forgot to add that I am also a picker!!! if it comes to a head I have to pick it. I tell you, forcing myself not to pick is like trying to quit smoking! I quit smoking back in May. If i can do that I CAN stop picking right??
  21. Emma Lou Lou

    30 Days: Fingers Off My Face

    Very long time lurker here! I've started this personal log to help hold myself accountable and come to terms with my excessive picking. Today is day 2 of my no pick / pop / poke challenge. After a particularly bad breakout which resulted in a very long mirror sesh, I decided I needed to take accountability for my actions. My story: I had acne since 8, which really only manifested as mod/severe body acne in high school. Did a half round of accutane but I didn't stick with it. in college, it was
  22. Anthony121989

    Ready To Get Help!

    Hello everyone I'm sorry for the long post but I am desperate my name is Anthony I am 25. Until I was 17 I had clear along then I got a pimple and I started using products which made it worse then when I was 18 I stopped and my skin cleared up. I used caress bar soap and lubriderm on my face. In 2010 I stopped again and decided to try clinique and it tore my face up and I had 100s of whitheads on my face. I have obsessive compulsive disorder and used to take medication but don't anymore but I st
  23. Note: I went a bit overboard with the length of this post. Don't let that discourage you. I am DESPERATE for help. I've had pretty bad acne since I was about 14 (I am now 22) that comes and goes for months at a time,. From the beginning of December until about 2 weeks ago, my skin was clear and free of pretty much all pimples and blackheads. Every time I have these eras of perfect skin, I often believe THIS time is it, THIS is when the acne of my young life finally disappears and the skin of m
  24. I'm confused by all the contradicting information. I watched a video recently where this woman strongly advocated going ham when it comes to getting all the muck out of your pores. I could see her logic in doing this because she mentioned that oily skin traps dirt more easily and a simple wash and light scrub doesn't always do the job. Urgh. When I first got acne I used to be like that, trying to scrub, pop and extract the problem away. Then after gathering tons of information about the issue I
  25. MissReid

    Day 1

    Day 1 Hello readers! I hope that by keeping a daily blog on my progress that I can motivate myself through this challenge and help combat my utter lack of self control. Today has been a stay at home day so I’ve not worn makeup which is nice. I picked and squeezed the hell out of my face these last few days so right now my face is a red, scarred, blotchy, scabby dry mess. I tend to pick when I look in the mirror. I always find myself looking for imperfections as I suffer from low confiden